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predictor

 
Noun predictor has 3 senses
  1. forecaster, predictor, prognosticator, soothsayer - someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
    --1 is a kind of visionary, illusionist, seer
    --1 has particulars: astrologer, astrologist; fortuneteller, fortune teller
    Derived form: verb predict1
  2. predictor - information that supports a probabilistic estimate of future events; "the weekly bulletin contains several predictors of mutual fund performance"
    --2 is a kind of
    information
  3. predictor - a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival
    --3 is a kind of
    computer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system
    --3 is a part of
     antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flak, flack, pom-pom, ack-ack, ack-ack gun
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